Snapshots of Blackwattle Bay in one summer afternoon

These were photographed a few days before I flew to Japan to close my 2018.

I procrastinate taking additional half hour for photography after work, but that day was only exception.  I would have not tried any big shot but simply hoped to catch a summer afternoon in Sydney.

Then why didn’t I choose somewhere near or under Harbour Bridge?  I don’t know.  My house is not in the direction where Anzac Bridge leads to, but Anzac Bridge adores me for its architecture and keeps me coming back to, and that day seemed be one of that.

Being so, I did not take a walk the path alongside Blackwattle Bay and I found number of small challenges in taking snapshots.

It was a little fun afternoon.

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Glebe Island Bridge under Anzac Bridge.

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Anzac Bridge leading to central Sydney.
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Looking Sydney Centre Point between the masts.
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Glancing central Sydney.
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Last shot before I left the area.

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Pyrite

I met this chunk before Christmas last year, shortly after I drew this.

It is just as good to hold in my hand and it chuckles me my guts.  I can not explain well but this is how I feel.  It’s like this guy talks to my solar plexus.

I feel a bit sorry for this having byname; ‘Fool’s Gold (as it looks like a real gold but has no value as gold) ‘.

Well, I am happy to be the one though because I certainly see the value on this.  🙂

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Introducing my rocks

I set a new category on my blog menu, which is ‘quartz & minerals’.  This is one of where I bring my passion to apart from photography and drawing, but had not been introduced / talked about in here.  So here we go.   🙂

I had never got interested in those rocks before, rather I was annoyed when they came to me in the form of gifts or souvenir.  I had not that having a clear idea why I was annoyed with them, and even now I can’t.  I must have felt something intense energy from them, I do not know..

Anyway, I started having more interests into them over a given time, and, ..alas, I have small collection of them by now.  🙂

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Upside down in winter lights

There is a local park nearby my family’s place.  They have the shrine for the goddess of prosperity and growth, and who also is regarded as protecting the park entirely.

I walk in the park when I am at family place, almost everyday, morning or afternoon, ..sometimes even both.

These were caught when I was on my way home from somewhere and was passing the park for taking shortcut.

It was cold but very gentle afternoon, that there was almost no wind that would have stroked the surface on the pond.

This is my belated contribution to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge last month.

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Happy New Year

I hope 2019 came with bringing smiles and peace to you.

I took a flight to Japan on 30th of Dec at night, to spend new years eve and day with family there.  My first week of 2019 was past as fast as giving one blink.

It was certainly short holiday, and despite the fact that it was really cold there (yes it was to me!) that it was in the range of -1 to 10 deg C, I was clear, energetic and had a great time.  I forgot to take photos in many occasions during the stay, but here are some I caught.

I am glad to be back in here, and I will look forward having more sharing and exchanging photos and journals with you ahead!

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Sunrise at the airport on arrival day
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An aircraft descending toward runway.
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A shrine for a goddess is at the back of the pond in the park.
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The entrance of the shrine.
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Wash your hands (and rinse your mouth) here before you pray.
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Heads of Shinkansen fast rail services at Tokyo station
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Shy Mt Fuji finally showed me her snow capped beautiful head behind the clouds.
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Japanese feast for celebrating new year.
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‘Zohni’ mochi, chicken, sliced fish cakes, and vege soup.

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